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Allergy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Allergy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options Allergy Overview Health Guide Disease Reference Care Notes Medication List More What Is It? An allergy is an immune system reaction to something that is normally harmless. The reaction to the allergen (allergy-triggering substance) results in...

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Asthma Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

more sensitive to this medication: their airway muscles are more likely to tighten up. Your doctor may want to do a blood test or allergy skin testing. These tests are used to determine specific substances ("allergens") that can trigger an allergy. During a severe asthma flare-up, an arterial blood gas...

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Insomnia Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

especially if a lifestyle issue (stress, a habit of heavy meals before bed, a change in time zones) disappears or is modified. In people with chronic insomnia, the outlook depends on the underlying problem. In people with obstructive sleep apnea, most experience relief when they use a nighttime nose mask...

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Acne Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Tachycardia Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Obesity Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Seizure Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

prescribe a fast-acting benzodiazepine for relief. Benzodiazepines — These drugs affect a chemical messenger that works in the brain's fear response system. Examples of benzodiazepines are clonazepam ( Klonopin ), lorazepam ( Ativan ), diazepam ( Valium ) and alprazolam ( Xanax ). They are reasonably safe...

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Rash Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

of measles disappears within 6 to 7 days. Rashes caused by an antibiotic allergy may last 3 to 14 days, whereas diaper rash almost always clears up within 1 week (if diapers are changed frequently). Rashes resulting from lupus or dermatomyositis may last for an extended period of time. Prevention...

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Hives (Urticaria) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

your doctor if hives persist for several days or if itching interferes with your ability to sleep or perform normal daily activities. Print this page Learn more about Hives (Urticaria) Associated drugs Urticaria Micromedex® Care Notes Urticaria External resources American Academy of Allergy, Asthma,...

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